Anderson Counseling & Education

100 Stone Village Drive, Suite 104-B, Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: 803-373-1159 Fax: 803-403-8916

Is your child/teen experiencing:

  • Anger management issues
  • Behavior or conduct problems
  • Poor school performance
  • Difficulty with friendships
  • Withdrawing from friends or family
  • Out of control behavior at home or school
  • Running away
  • Low self esteem or self confidence
  • Unhealthy eating / sleeping habits
  • Grief / Loss
  • Difficulty with changes in the family (recent divorce, recent move, birth of a sibling, step-parent / step-sibling relationships)

Counseling services is provided to youth and families who are facing difficult issues. Counseling is designed to teach new skills and address conflict that youth may have with family, school or law enforcement.

Counseling can your family -

  • Create new relational patterns
  • Train parent to be the therapeutic agent
  • Improve Relationship
  • Improve Communication

Individualized Parent Consultation

Although some children's emotional or behavioral difficulties are most appropriately addressed via Individual Psychotherapy, certain difficulties are more successfully remediated through Parent Consultation. In other words, rather than meeting individually with your child. Through Parent Consultation, you will work collaboratively to choose which techniques and strategies are appropriate for your family's needs and child's behavior. As parents practice implementing these new techniques, you and your therapist will meet weekly to review successes and pitfalls and to modify chosen interventions to better meet your child's needs. Through such work, you aim to decrease your child's noncompliance and/or oppositionality, reduce feelings of anxiety and/or depression, strengthen his/her adaptive behaviors and self-esteem, and enhance your parent-child relationship. 

Individual Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents

In the context of weekly therapy, we will work individually with your child to explore his/her anxious thoughts and behaviors, and support him/her in practicing adaptive coping strategies for managing anxious feelings. Your child will practice numerous evidence-supported anxiety management techniques during session; subsequently, your child's therapist will encourage your child (often with your participation) to actively practice these techniques over the coming week. We will typically meet briefly with a child's parent(s) at the start or end of each session, so that the parents might relay pressing concerns from the prior week, and/or so the therapist can orient the parent(s) to the child's "therapy homework" for the coming week